All of the following books are recommended reading if you want to learn more about happiness and brain science. These are some of the sources for material used on this site and in my presentations and workshops. Please note this is a partial list. My favorite books are near the top of each subpage.
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Resources to get you started
These are some of the books that first sparked my interest in the science of happiness, plus others that provide good launching pads into the topic. Pick them up when you want to learn about neuroscience, positive psychology, common misconceptions about happiness, tactics for increasing your own everyday happiness and more.
Resources for Managers and on the Job
Specifically focused on the workplace, books in this category address issues such as team dynamics and collaboration, science-based management techniques, the strengths movement, improving work relationships, employee engagement, productivity, and effective work routines.
Resources to Help You Catalyze Change
Change can be hard, whether it concerns our careers or our personal behaviors. Books in this category set out to help you leverage science to address challenges such as motivation and willpower, analysis paralysis, and habits.